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    路透社曝SAT考试再次泄密

    来源:   发布日期:2016-08-17

    年来,College Board一直为SAT考试泄题的丑闻所烦扰。在东亚考区,因为某些肆无忌惮的考培机构不择手段地通过非法途径在考前套取试题内容,所以东亚的泄题问题尤为严重。一些考培机构考前套取试题帮助他们的学生通过作弊获取成功,这对那些诚实的考生而言是非常大的不公平。2016年3月rSAT泄题事件发生后,College Board希望通过防止考培机构人员参加考试,防止他们了解试题内容从而回去内部使用开发这类的新考试保密措施来减少泄题的几率。然而,不幸的是,有关报道显示这样的努力并不尽人如意。
     
    路透社的报道,某个获得即将开考的新rSAT考试材料的人提供给了路透社许多考试机密内容,其中包括有考试阅读文章和对应的阅读考题,以及诸多的数学题。经College Board查实,这些考题都是千真万确接下来的考试内容,作为对应措施,他们已将这些内容从接下来安排好的考试中移除,同时对这一情况展开了调查。目前官方还未正式确认是否需要延迟或者取消接下来的rSAT考试以及是否会发布新的官方练习卷。
     
    底是谁得到了这些泄露的材料尚未得知,但是明确可以知道的是这次泄题情况远比过去要严重得多。过去的泄露的源于College Board重复使用过去的考题材料,而这次泄露的是从未使用过的新内容,这就意味着,虽然College Board采取了新的考题保密措施,但是还是出现考题泄露,这可能就是从College Board机构内部能接触到考题的人那里流出去的了。这样的泄题将影响到是全球的考生,而非仅仅是不同国际考场考试的rSAT考生。
     
    们要提醒正着手准备大学入学考的学生应该警惕这样的一个风险。对于还没决定到底是参加SAT还是ACT的学生而言,建议他们应该考虑考ACT, 因为ACT在过去没有出现过像SAT以及rSAT这样的考题泄露以及考试取消的情况。对于那些已经决定好了考rSAT的考生,建议他们要采取相应措施以减小自己考试被取消的风险,比如可以去中国以及韩国以外的没有曾经发生过考试取消或延迟情况的考区去考试。
     
    关rSAT泄题事件的详细信息,请参考以下路透社的原文链接:
    http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/college-sat-security/
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    For years, the College Board’s SAT has been plagued with cheating scandals. This problem has been especially prominent in the East-Asian region, where unscrupulous test-preparation companies have notoriously done everything in their power to gain illegal access to the test questions ahead of the scheduled test date. Gaining access to the questions ahead of time allows these companies to help their clients cheat their way to success while also leaving honest students at an enormous disadvantage. With the release of the rSAT in March of 2016, the College Board had hoped that their new security measures, such as preventing test-preparation providers from taking the exam and developing large portions of the test in-house, would help reduce the chance that test papers would be leaked. Unfortunately, this effort has reportedly not been successful. 

    According to the news agency Reuters, someone with access to the materials for the upcoming rSAT provided Reuters with hundreds of confidential test items, including reading passages and their corresponding questions and many math questions. College Board has verified that these questions were authentic, and they have responded by removing these materials from the SAT administration schedule while they investigate the situation and plan their response. It has not been confirmed whether this will require the delay or cancellation of upcoming administrations of the rSAT and release of new official practice tests.

    It is unknown who has gained access to these leaked materials, but what is known is that this is a far more serious leak than the test question leaks of the past. Unlike past leaks, which stemmed from the College Board’s reuse of previously administered materials, this leak was of materials that have never been administered. This means that, despite the new security measures put in place by the College Board, the leak likely came from someone inside the organization who had access to the test materials. Furthermore, it means that this leak affects students all over the world, not just students who are taking the rSAT internationally.

    Students looking to begin preparing for their college entrance examination should be wary of the risk. For students who’ve not yet decided whether to take the SAT or the ACT, they should consider the ACT, which has in the past not suffered question leaks and test-cancelations to the extent that the SAT & rSAT have. For students who’ve already committed to taking the rSAT, they should seriously consider taking measures to reduce the chance that their test administration is canceled, such as taking the test outside of areas with a history of test delays and cancellations such as China and Korea.

    For more information about the rSAT leak, see the original article by Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/college-sat-security/

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